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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Bluefog in Eden Hazard   
    Agree 100% @TheChelsRVA
     
    First I've seen of Fekir rumours, but that's the type of player that would really be on his wavelength. This guy is very similar, great dribbler, very strong, scores goals, creates goals and has the leadership, too.
    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/platform/amp/chelsea-fc-transfer-rumours-news/2018/5/7/17325728/chelsea-interest-growing-in-60m-lyon-midfielder-report
    Hazard, Fekir, Willian would be fantastic.
    Watching this sude, it's clear there are two players in this squad who are head and shoulders above the rest. 
    If they wanted to leave for the big two in Spain, the way the things have been going recently and how football is nowadays, it would be understandable. 
     
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to The Liquidator in Eden Hazard   
    We've been saying the same thing for 4 or 5 years now and nothing has changed. The only players we've had that I feel have been on Eden's wave length are Mata and Cesc. And Mata played with him for one season really (not technically but yes) and Cesc is a central midfielder. And then there's the attacking philosophy. And what's crazy is some of our deluded fans still expect Eden to compete with Messi and Ronaldo. As if that's possible considering the two bolded parts of your comment. Even Ronaldo had a much stronger platform to be to be truly great at United. It's crazy we have such a great player but haven't done much to build on that. Our board has obviously been blinded by all the domestic success but its no surprise why we've struggled in Europe to do anything since 2012. Liverpool with inferior players to us but a (vastly) superior playing philosophy reached the Champions League finals. We need to take notes and act accordingly. Hiring Sarri and managers like that is the 1st step to making things right. 
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from Scott Harris in Eden Hazard   
    When he plays like that yesterday he's impossible to mark.  Three defenders around him didn't matter, he glided past them as they kicked his legs and ripped his shirt.  I will say it again: we need to keep this player at all costs and put some damn attacking players/philosophy around him.  He's too good of a player to ask him to be a false 9 back to goal type and hold the ball up.  our team doesn't link well with him at all.  Willian is one of the few players that can play off Hazard's trickery and Willian barely starts anymore for whatever reason. Fabregas has a good enough football brain to play off Hazard as well but Fabregas doesn't have the physical body to do much anymore.  
    Many times yesterday Hazard had the ball, marked by three people, waiting for someone on our team to do anything to try and help him out.  Run into the box, come to the ball, take defenders away...ANYTHING.  and they all just kind of stood aorund and did nothing so Hazard just put his head down and beat all defenders by himself.  We simply ask him to do too much...lets get some players around him Roman!
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from Hazard10 in Eden Hazard   
    When he plays like that yesterday he's impossible to mark.  Three defenders around him didn't matter, he glided past them as they kicked his legs and ripped his shirt.  I will say it again: we need to keep this player at all costs and put some damn attacking players/philosophy around him.  He's too good of a player to ask him to be a false 9 back to goal type and hold the ball up.  our team doesn't link well with him at all.  Willian is one of the few players that can play off Hazard's trickery and Willian barely starts anymore for whatever reason. Fabregas has a good enough football brain to play off Hazard as well but Fabregas doesn't have the physical body to do much anymore.  
    Many times yesterday Hazard had the ball, marked by three people, waiting for someone on our team to do anything to try and help him out.  Run into the box, come to the ball, take defenders away...ANYTHING.  and they all just kind of stood aorund and did nothing so Hazard just put his head down and beat all defenders by himself.  We simply ask him to do too much...lets get some players around him Roman!
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Scott Harris in Eden Hazard   
    I bet that shut them up after his performance today. He was excellent and they couldn't deal with him.
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to sonic90 in Eden Hazard   
    Apparently and a bit surprisingly to me, according to stats he is having his best/most productive season ever:
    Best career minutes per goal ratio
    Best career shots per game 
    Best career chances created per game
    Best career dribbles attempted per game
    And in comparison to other players:
    By far the most completed dribbles in the league (in 4 out of the last 5 seasons, not all 5 thanks to 15/16 of course)
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from Slojo in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Surprised you old farts can work this funky computer machine and get on the internets to post about your favorite chelsea fc!
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from didierforever in Random Rumours   
    My 11 v 11 sunday league team makes the same errors Chelsea seems to make.  We buy up all these defenders, not understanding how much more solid our defense would be if only we could sign some competent midfielders to protect them.  We are gutted through the middle pretty much every game with only Kante saving our butts time and time again.  I'm not a huge fan of a 2 midfield system in the first place but if we are going to continue with it we better make sure we have 2 damn good ones.  Please be on the market for at least 2 top MIDFIELDERS CHELSEA PLEASEEEEE
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to chi blue in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Calm down you little whipper snapper!! Your be in pipe and slippers like us old boys soon!
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to moi in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    You will be sitting on the naughty step if you're not careful, wee man! 
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from yorkleyblue in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Surprised you old farts can work this funky computer machine and get on the internets to post about your favorite chelsea fc!
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Nibs in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    It's like anything, if you are anti Conte, then Yes it's down to him and his tactics.
    If you are pro Conte, then no - our players on the whole have under performed.
     
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from RIP Mourinho in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Embarrassing setup today against a side in relegation battle. Sitting back like we are playing Barcelona. Cannot stand his brand of negative football anymore. 
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from didierforever in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Good leaders at least take a little bit of the blame.  Maybe it's just the headlines being too biased and being from the states I don't see the full story...but it appears Conte is blaming literally everyone else for the failings of the season.  That's not leadership that's moaning...and I wouldn't follow that man in to battle.  
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Total-Football in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    That's what happens when you play five defenders and two defensive midfielders. You don't score as much.
    I honestly don't know what he thinks this achieves, slagging off all of his players.
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to ducavis in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Now he is having a right moan about our top scorer having one 12 goals. Isn’t this down to him and how he sets up his team? Only once in his managerial history has his front man hit over 20 goals in one season. It just never seems to be his fault.
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from didierforever in Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager   
    Embarrassing setup today against a side in relegation battle. Sitting back like we are playing Barcelona. Cannot stand his brand of negative football anymore. 
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Scott Harris in Welcome Emerson Palmieri!   
    I don't think Alonso should come straight back into the starting 11. Emerson is better defensively, surprisingly good at defending set pieces, get's forward a lot more smoothly than Alonso. The only things i can see in Alonso's game that is better is his freekicks and finishing.
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from jack_super_class in Eden Hazard   
    If we ever had a manager who played attacking football and we got some actual attacking player around Hazard we would see his true potential.  I agree with some of the criticisms about him: he is too passive, he slows play, etc.  The problem is though he is asked to do so much more than any of the other big players in the world.  Just taking Liverpool for example with Salah.  Salah is given incredible freedom to just stay up top and run at defenders or behind them constantly.  All game. He has no responsibility to drop deep and carry the ball from defense to attack.  He is given no responsibility to hold up the ball.  His sole function is to attack.
    When Mourinho was here Hazard was actually tasked with coming back and putting in a major defensive shift.  Then after doing all that he is supposed to be our best creator as well as best goal scorer.  Well who is supposed to supply Hazard?  Himself?  There's a reason why every team we play surrounds Hazard or man marks him, and it's because Chelsea needs him to do everything to have a chance at winning.  
    Under Conte he has a little more freedom to roam when he's not asked to play as a false 9 with his back to goal. But even still he needs to do pretty much everything.  If we could get some players around him to help support him I think he could really improve his attacking numbers.
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from Spiller86 in Random Rumours   
    We MUST focus on our midfield.  I'm so tired of seeing Kante do the job of two people.  If we are sticking to formation we need another 2 competent midfielders to play/rotate.  Drinkwater can go, I'd let Fabregas' contract run out unless someone wants to come in and take him off our hands for a nice price (very doubtful).  Baka can go on loan with the promise of playing time for a lower side in a top league. I'd like to see RLC come back for competition and we purchase 2 other established midfielders.  Barkley I dunno.  He's got potential but I would probably be open to selling him.  
    We are constantly outplayed in midfield...teams run right through our gut with only Kante there to stop 3 players.  It's getting incredibly frustrating watching Fabregas try and play in a two man midfield.  His physical limitations make him a late sub option now only.  Conte had it right last season bringing on Cesc only when down or starting facing a worse midfield than our own.  
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from Scott Harris in Eden Hazard   
    If we ever had a manager who played attacking football and we got some actual attacking player around Hazard we would see his true potential.  I agree with some of the criticisms about him: he is too passive, he slows play, etc.  The problem is though he is asked to do so much more than any of the other big players in the world.  Just taking Liverpool for example with Salah.  Salah is given incredible freedom to just stay up top and run at defenders or behind them constantly.  All game. He has no responsibility to drop deep and carry the ball from defense to attack.  He is given no responsibility to hold up the ball.  His sole function is to attack.
    When Mourinho was here Hazard was actually tasked with coming back and putting in a major defensive shift.  Then after doing all that he is supposed to be our best creator as well as best goal scorer.  Well who is supposed to supply Hazard?  Himself?  There's a reason why every team we play surrounds Hazard or man marks him, and it's because Chelsea needs him to do everything to have a chance at winning.  
    Under Conte he has a little more freedom to roam when he's not asked to play as a false 9 with his back to goal. But even still he needs to do pretty much everything.  If we could get some players around him to help support him I think he could really improve his attacking numbers.
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Sparkz in Willian   
    There's not many better players than Willian at driving forward with the ball at pace on the counter. Guy can transition from defence to attack in an instance
    The main issue I have with Willian though is that sometimes his final ball is lacking at times, other than that he's been class for us and has 13 goals so far this season which is a very good return and his highest goal scoring season in his career
    Hopefully we keep hold of him during the Summer
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to coco in Willian   
    If Eden goes we will need Willian more than ever.
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    TheChelsRVA got a reaction from meta4man in Willian   
    I don't understand some of these things I am seeing.  I thought he was pretty good on Sunday and didn't deserve to be subbed.  Especially since the moment he was subbed off for Bakayoko we immediately got worse.  Willian relieved pressure along with Hazard all game when we had no other outlets.  He sprinted past players and got into dangerous areas.  
    When we switched to 3-5-2 we immediately sat back and invited even more pressure, then hoofed it upfield hoping Hazard or Giroud could control it and bring it down.  This mistake in sub was masked by a header from Morata later but the initial sub of Willian for Bakayoko left me dumbfounded.  If Conte wanted to switch formation it should have been a double change instead of a 1 for 1 Willian for Bakayoko, especially considering the form of both players and the impact both before and after the sub of the two players involved.  
    Overall I think Willian is still playing good football
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    TheChelsRVA reacted to Sparkz in Tiémoué Bakayoko   
    The thing that pisses me off about this transfer is the fact we sold Chalobah for 5 million and signed this guy for 40 million
     
    I know Chalobah wanted to leave and only had 1 year left on his contract but I can't help but feel if we would have guaranteed him decent game time he would have stayed, Bakayoko's played 39 times this season, if Chalobah would have played that amount I'm almost certain he would have signed a new contract with us and we would have had a better player, saved ourselves 35 million and had an academy graduate breaking into the first team
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